Tag Archives: Spain

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Spain v Sweden

The third game of the day takes place in Seville. Seville just so happens to be my favourite city in Spain. Superb tapas, the world’s finest flamenco, a magnificent cathedral, beautiful landscaped gardens of Los Jardines de Murillo, the wonderful alcazar and non-stop sunshine. A float down the River Guadalquivir is a very enjoyable way […]

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Monday Morning Blues – River Nervión, Bilbao, Spain

The River Nervión and the Guggenheim Museum feature for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. This shot was taken on a gorgeous day at the end of October.

Monday Morning Blues – View Of The Port Olimpic In Barcelona

I took this picture from Gaudi’s Parc Guell whilst on honeymoon in 2000. The Port Olimpic was where they held the sailing events in the 1996 Olympics. One of the two towers you can see (on the right) is the fabulous Hotel Arts where we stayed for the first night of our honeymoon.

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]

My Top 15 Spanish Cities – #1 Seville

I have now come to the end of my countdown having already covered numbers two to fifteen (2. Granada 3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Seville The home of flamenco and oranges […]

My Top 15 Spanish Cities #2 – Granada

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers three to fifteen (3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Granada So good that in the UK they named a Commercial TV Station, a Motorway Service […]

My Top 15 Spanish Cities #3 – Barcelona

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers three to fifteen (4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Barcelona What can one say about the capital of Catalonia that has not been written already? All that […]

Sunday Photo – The Weigh In, Valencia, Spain

When we visited the vibrant indoor market in Valencia, we of course experienced the sights & smells of all the produce on sale, the perpetual motion of buying and selling, the vendors calling out their wares to the throngs of customers. We had not however reckoned with another major attraction – the weighing machine. A […]

Mezquita, Cordoba

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 6 to 4

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Six – Valencia Valencia is pretty much three great cities in one. 1) Valencia Old Town The gorgeous walled old town is home to everything you […]